In an article earlier this week from Healthcare IT News, Technology Evangelist Nathan Wenzler shares some of the key takeaways from Ponemon's recently published study of Privacy & Data Security in Healthcare. The bottom line: Healthcare organizations must do more to protect sensitive data from breach threats. With 91% of respondents falling victim to at least one data breach in the past 2 years, healthcare IT teams must take action.
Healthcare organizations should pay attention to current threats and allocate their IT budgets accordingly. With the increase in both criminal and cyber attacks, healthcare organizations must make IT security a priority in order to remain safe. Additionally, healthcare organizations must put appropriate security programs and processes in place. Only 58% of respondents said their organization's security policies can quickly detect breaches - that's way too low of a number.
Healthcare organizations must also align security policies with technical controls, so they can go about business as usual while still providing sufficient protection. For the two-thirds of respondents that may not have sufficient resources to prevent breaches, they must focus on leveraging the appropriate technologies that can integrate into their systems and processes. Lastly, healthcare organizations should build IT from the inside out by putting security measures in place around privileged account credentials rather than building more firewall perimeters.
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